The inspiration behind the #MayoDayJersey campaign comes from Mayo people, both at home and abroad, their pride and passion for the green and red has been running through the veins of Mayo, and the streets of New York for centuries. The Mayo Day jersey is an emblem for all the men and women who wear and have worn the colours with great pride, as we do here in Mayo.ie.
The retro design of the jersey reflects the quintessential GAA look and is modelled on the traditional style of a football jersey as a nod to the many pride-filled days in McHale Park, Croke Park and Gaelic Park, where the green and red of Mayo has shone brightly from the stands.
Speaking of today’s exciting announcement, Peter Hynes, CE of Mayo County Council says “Mayo Day is an award-winning campaign that connects with our Mayo people around the globe. It is a unique initiative, in that we are the first and only County that celebrates the achievements of our people, our rich heritage, culture and community spirit on one dedicated day. if you are from Mayo, have visited Mayo, or like many people have a Gra for Mayo, Mayo Day connects us all on this one special day. This joint campaign for Mayo Day 2019 reinforces the pride and passion of the green and red that runs through the veins of Mayo people irrespective of where they are located in the world”
Mike Connolly Chairperson of the County Board outlined “Mayo GAA touches the lives of so many people at home & abroad through our clubs & our county teams. The combination of both Mayo Day and Mayo GAA into one campaign of green and red, is momentous and we hope people will get behind it whether they are at the match or enjoying Mayo Day at home or further afield!”
Managing Director at Elverys, Pat Rowland outlined “We are delighted to work with MAYO.IE and Mayo County Board on this campaign. The mayoday campaign has garnered worldwide attention over the last five years and the MayoDay jersey is a perfect fit for 2019. Our designers here at Elverys worked closely with mayo.ie on the design of this limited-edition Retro style jersey which has already been received positively by players and supporters alike”
Manager of the Mayo Football team James Horan commented “It is great to be part of the launch of the Commemorative jersey which will be worn for the New York game as part of this year’s Mayo Day celebrations. Putting on a Mayo jersey is a huge source of pride for every Mayo player and is something that they are very aware of. We want to thank Mayo.ie for all their support for the Mayo team and for running the #MayoDay campaign over the past 5 years.”